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Proposed Coverage of Insulin Pumps


As part of the 2014 Legislative session, the Arizona Legislature passed HB 2705 [PDF] to add insulin pumps as a covered benefit for all AHCCCS members, effective October 1, 2014. Insulin pumps were previously eliminated as a covered adult benefit on October 1, 2010. AHCCCS must obtain CMS approval to amend its State Plan through a State Plan Amendment to reflect this update. Below is more information about the proposed coverage of insulin pumps.

EPSDT Services

AHCCCS assures that access to early and periodic screening, diagnostic and treatment (EPSDT) services are covered by the State for any child under 21 years of age eligible under the State Plan, in compliance with 42 CFR ยง440.345.

Tribal Consultation

AHCCCS consulted with tribes regarding the coverage of insulin pumps on April 17, 2014, in compliance with Section 5006(e) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Below is a link to the summary of the 4/17/14 Tribal Consultation.

Tribal Consultation Summary [Word]

DRAFT State Plan Amendment and Public Comment Period

AHCCCS is accepting public comments on the DRAFT State Plan Amendment to add insulin pumps as a covered benefit. The DRAFT SPA can be found on the link below:


Comments are being accepted through September 8, 2014, and can be submitted as follows:

Email: LegislativeBenefitChange@azahcccs.gov


Attn: Office of Intergovernmental Relations
801 E. Jefferson St., MD 4200
Phoenix, AZ 85034


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